The Great Bottle Opener Giveaway

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Beer Discussion > Found an old beer kit (1995ish old)

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 01-29-2012, 09:53 PM   #1
LyonsAudio
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Worcester, Massachusetts
Posts: 26
Default Found an old beer kit (1995ish old)

So my friend found an old (still sealed) Yankee Brewer "burch's pale ale" kit in their house.

The Best by date on the yeast packet is may of 1997. Liquid malt extract feels fine...


Think I could just pick up a new packet-o-yeast (All I have in the fridge is 1116/1118 and red star blanc) and give it a try?

Or just toss it?

__________________
LyonsAudio is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-29-2012, 09:57 PM   #2
JefeTheVol
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Memphis, TN
Posts: 584
Liked 14 Times on 12 Posts

Default

Extract usually doesn't age well and the yeast are most likely way past their prime. Make sure that you make a starter a few days before brewday and step up the population a few times if you intend to use it. I would be the extract wont taste very good.
-Jeff-

__________________

-Sometimes I feel like I'm up beer creek without a pint glass-

-May the IBU's be with you-

JefeTheVol is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-29-2012, 09:59 PM   #3
LyonsAudio
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Worcester, Massachusetts
Posts: 26
Default

Wasn't planning on using the old yeast, I would stop somewhere and grab a new one. I was curious as to how the malt would be.

__________________
LyonsAudio is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Found Beer! twgardner2 General Beer Discussion 10 06-28-2011 07:12 AM
Found Beer from 1/2007 dgoldb1 General Beer Discussion 9 11-12-2010 11:03 PM
Found some old beer... artyboy General Beer Discussion 22 07-01-2010 12:46 AM
So I just found a case of beer aubrey General Beer Discussion 14 12-28-2009 05:25 PM
I found this in my beer, what is it? Mustangfreak General Beer Discussion 24 06-30-2008 02:05 AM